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The Little Drummer Girl
3.94
liked it
A young actress, Charlie, is recruited by an Israeli spymaster, Martin Kurtz, to try to locate a Palestinian terrorist by the name of Kahlil, who zero ...more
Jan 2001
Jul 29, 2008
 
Cane
3.89
really liked it
Toomer had an interesting pedigree: he was considered a Northerner by many Southerners, and a Southerner by many Northerners. This was in part because ...more
Jan 1992
Jul 05, 2008
 
Doctor Rat
3.79
it was amazing
A view of animal research from the point of view of Dr. Rat, PhD. It is satirical, and funny, but also a troubling look at the world where humans thin ...more
Jan 1990
May 26, 2008
 
Twisted Kicks
4.00
really liked it
Tom Carson's first book records the lives of Dan Lang and his friends in the fictional town of Icarus, VA in the late 70's-early 80's. Lang, singer in ...more
Jan 1981
Aug 09, 2008
 
The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)
4.36
really liked it
It may not be deathless prose, but damn. Mario Puzo really knows how to tell a rip-roaring story. This is the GWTW of organized crime, a sweeping, epi ...more
Jan 1969
Jul 05, 2008
 
Heart of Darkness
3.42
it was amazing
Books are witnesses to the times in which they are written, and never is that truer than in Heart of Darkness. For that reason, I think it is valuable ...more
Jan 1968
Jun 05, 2008
 
The Water's Lovely
3.40
liked it
Ruth Rendell is one of a small group of writers whose writing is so top-notch, it transcends the mystery genre. Her books are meticulously plotted, wi ...more
Jun 02, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.49
really liked it
Well. Like everyone else of my generation, I read the copy of this book that was surreptitiously passed from student to student at my high school. It ...more
Jan 1966
Jul 05, 2008
 
Vanity Fair
3.77
really liked it
Bad old Becky Sharp puts her sassy social climbing ways on display in Thackeray's classic novel. I enjoyed watching Becky scrambling to ascend to the ...more
Jan 1980
Jul 05, 2008
 
Madame Bovary
3.65
really liked it
Flaubert gave voice to a restlessness that many women must have felt during the mid-nineteenth century. Actually, things are not that different today. ...more
Jan 1997
Jun 10, 2008
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